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The mission of the AIA Small Firm Exchange (SFx) is to advance the mutual interests of architects practicing in small firms. The objectives of the AIA SFx are three-fold:

     1. Advocate the value of small firms, the national SFx, and local
         SFx groups, both within the AIA and to the public.
     2. Curate and disseminate the most pertinent resources and
         information, from the AIA & elsewhere, that benefit small firms.

     3. Inform the AIA of current issues facing small firms and areas
         in which current resources/information are lacking.

Approximately 75% of all firms within the AIA are small firms (10 employees or less), which equates to 14,288 small firms within the organization. 

~25% = sole practitioners = 4,750

~35% = 1-5 employees = 6,650

~15% = 5-10 employees = 2,850

We need to find ways to leverage that size for collaboration and influence, just like the individual large firms do.

Jan 31 Economic Outlook | Position Your Practice Ahead of the Curve

  • 1.  Jan 31 Economic Outlook | Position Your Practice Ahead of the Curve

    Posted 15 days ago
    Greetings Practice Management Community -

    Reaching out to share a​ virtual presentation coming up at the end of the month - Tuesday, Jan 31 - that may be of interest and will certainly be of value if you are a decision-maker or aspiring decision-maker in your firm.

    AIA New York State, AIA New Jersey, and AIA Pennsylvania are hosting the dynamic Anirban Basu, Chief ​Economist to Associated Builders and Contractors and Chief Economic Adviser to the Construction Financial Management Association, for an economic outlook for the AEC industry and beyond.
    Anirban's insights are sure to be an asset to how your practice approaches​ its business. The more attuned you are to macroeconomic trends in the economy, ​our industry, and y​our client's industries, the more effective you can be at ​leading development in the built environment.

    Olivia Perry
    AIA Pennsylvania
    Harrisburg PA
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